On behalf of the business community of Nakusp and Arrow Lakes, the Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce would like to protest the timing of the scheduled power outage that occurred on Friday, July 5.
Summer is the busy season for many businesses in this area, allowing them to remain open the rest of the year. This planned outage occurred during business hours, causing disruption and reducing income that day.
This event was planned in May. Could it not have been planned for a different time of year, avoiding the busy season? Or outside of business hours? This area has been facing economic struggles for several years now.
It would be greatly appreciated if BC Hydro would support the community by taking business concerns into consideration when scheduling power outages in the future. We would be very interested to hear your plan to address this issue.
Thank you for your consideration.
Peter Welkerling, Vice-President
Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce